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State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers 


The State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers regulates the certification of real estate appraisers and assessors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Upon application, the Board examines for, denies, approves, issues, revokes, suspends and renews certificates of appraisers and assessors. In addition to passing upon the qualifications and fitness of applicants for certification, the Board's functions include establishing standards of professional appraisal practice and conducting hearings upon complaint.

Important Notices


6/2023: AQB Adopts Changes to Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

6/2023:  Recent changes to USPAP that are effective January 1, 2024

Notice to Appraisal Management Companies 

Pursuant to Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (Title XI), as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers (Board) is required to collect and transmit Appraisal Management Company (AMC) annual registry fees. See 12 U.S.C. 3338. According to a ASC's Revised Bulletin No. 2017-04, the ASC opened the AMC Registry to States on July 16, 2018. Only those AMCs that meet the Federal definition of an AMC are eligible for registration on the AMC National Registry, which is maintained by the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. All Pennsylvania registered AMCs and Federally regulated AMCs (Exempt Companies) must submit to the Board, the Appraisal Management Company National Registry Application (AMC National Registry Application) on an annual basis, regardless of whether the AMC meets the Federal definition of an AMC.  The Board is implementing the annual collection and transmission of annual AMC registry fees, beginning with the July 1, 2019 -- June 30, 2021, biennium. Therefore, as part of renewal for the July 1, 2019 -- June 30, 2021, biennium, all Pennsylvania registered AMCs and Exempt Companies operating in Pennsylvania must submit the AMC National Registry Application, and if eligible for the AMC National Registry, must submit the required AMC National Registry fees.  The AMC National Registry Application must be electronically submitted by June 30 of each year; however, to ensure timely placement on the AMC National Registry, applications should besubmitted at least 15 days prior to June 30 of each year. A sample application is attached to thisnotice; however, the Board will be incorporating the sample form into an online application in the Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS).   This sample form is for informational purposes only. AMCs cannot register for the AMC Registry by submitting the sample form to the Board. AMCs must register for the AMC Registry by submitting an electronic AMC National Registry Application in PALS, which may be accessed on the Board's website at: For clarification of federal requirements and definitions, review applicable federal laws and regulations, including Title XI, The AMC Final Rule (80 FR 32658, June 9, 2015), and The Final Rule on the Collection and Transmission of Annual AMC Registry Fees (82 FR 44493, September 25, 2017). The final rules may be accessed at: The Appraisal Management Company Registration Act and Board regulations regarding AMC National Registry and reporting at 49 Pa. Code § 36.438 may be accessed on the Board's website.

AMC Registry Annual SAMPLE Form (PDF) 

The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) received reports that persons pretending to be from one of the business-related boards are contacting both active and inactive licensees.  The scammers are altering the information that appears on caller ID to show the State Board phone number and name (spoofing).  The scammers are known to be aggressively accusing licensees of drug trafficking and/or money laundering and sending emails and text messages indicated the license has been suspended.  In addition, the scammers are sending facsimiles to licensees on forged letterhead, originating from a fake phone number.  

BPOA reminds licensees and applicants of the following: 

·    We will NOT text, call or fax you a suspension notification.  The Department initiates disciplinary action through an administrative process.  If you are the subject of an investigation or disciplinary action, you will receive notice by certified mail and/or personal service.

·    We will NOT engage you in a 3-way call with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

·    We will NOT ask you to receive faxes from a specific retailer for a fee. 

·    Do NOT give your personal or financial information over the phone, by text message or fax, including your zip code. 

·    We will NEVER request payment for any service or civil penalty by wire, gift cards or transfer to a foreign country. 

·    We WILL provide you with a contact name and phone number if you are the subject of an investigation or disciplinary action.

·    CONTACT the Board office if you are not sure if a communication pertaining to your licensure status is legitimate.

·    CONTACT your local police department or the Pennsylvania State Police if you believe you have been the victim of a scam.

·    REPORT any email or online scam attempts to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Internet Crime Complaint Center(IC3) | Home Page

 Please note that neither the Board/Commission, nor its staff or counsel, are permitted to provide legal advice or advisory opinions, including interpretations of the law or regulations, or any indication as to how the Board would vote on any given case or scenario.  You are invited to contact a private attorney or professional organization for advice or guidance.